So you’ve got a new Brother printer, and you’re wondering how to scan from it to your computer. Fear not; this process is actually rather easy. In this article, we will show you step-by-step instructions on how to scan from your Brother printer to your computer. If you have any questions or if there are any specific steps that are confusing, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or contact us via our contact page. We would be happy to help!

What is a Printer Scanner?

Brothers printers come with a built-in scanning function which can be used to easily transfer printed documents, images or photos from the printer to a computer.

To use the scanning feature on a Brother printer:

  1. Open the document that you want to scan.
  2. On the main screen of the printer, press the “Print” button and then press the “Scan” button.
  3. The scanner window will open and you will be able to select which page you want to scan.
  4. To scan an entire document, press the “All Pages” button and then press the “Scan” button.
  5. To scan just one page, press the “Page Up” or “Page Down” buttons until you reach the desired page and then press the “Scan” button.
  6. If you have inserted a photo into your document, it will automatically be scanned as well.

How Printers Work?

Printers work by taking a digital file, such as a photo or document, and turning it into hard copy. The file is converted to a series of dots that are used to create the image on the page. This can be done with either an inkjet printer or a laser printer.

The first step in printing is preparing the file. The printer needs to know what format the file is in – whether it’s in PDF, JPG, or TIFF format. Next, the printer needs to know the size of the page that you want it printed on. This information is found in the Print Properties dialog box of most programs. After determining these details, the printer starts to build your page.

To print text, images, or graphics onto a piece of paper, the printer requires a supply of paper and ribbon. The printer looks for special marks on either side of each sheet of paper called perforations. When these marks are detected, the printer knows how many pages are on each sheet and starts to feed paper into the machine accordingly.

Once all of the pages have been fed into the machine, they are pulled out one at a time and put onto an output tray where they will be cut down to their finished size and folded if necessary.

Finally, after all of your pages have been cut down and folded if necessary (depending on your printers specifications), they are sent off to your printer!

How To Use A Printer Scanner?

Printers come with a standard scanning mechanism that allows users to scan printed documents and images without the need of special software. Printers also have a built-in scanner that many people do not use because they are unaware of its capabilities or they are not familiar with how to use it. This article will teach you how to use your printer’s scanning mechanism and turn it into a powerful document scanner.

To start, make sure that your printer is connected to your computer with the included USB cable. Once connected, open the Windows Start menu and select “Control Panel.” In Control Panel, open “Device Manager” by clicking on the “Devices” icon under “System and Security.” In Device Manager, double-click on the yellow Printer icon in the list of devices. If your printer is not listed in Device Manager, click on “Add a Printer” and follow the instructions provided.

Once the printer has been added to Device Manager, click on it to view its properties. In the Properties window, under “Device Status,” click on “Scanner Settings.” Under “Scanners & Cameras,” select your printer from the list and click on the “+” button next to it. The Scanner Properties window will open. Under “Scanning Options,” make sure that your printer is set to automatically scan documents using its scanning mechanism instead of using software installed on your computer. To do this, under “Options for Documents Scanned Using This Device,” select “Use Printer Scanner.

Now that your printer’s scanning mechanism has been set to automatically scan documents, all you need to do is insert a document into your printer and click on the “Scan” button. The document will be scanned and the scanned image will be displayed in the Scanner Properties window. To save the scanned image, click on the “Save” button and provide a name for the file. Alternatively, you can also click on “Print” and select “Fax” from the list of options. The saved scanned image will then be printed onto your printer’s output page.

How do I scan a document from my Brother printer to my computer?

To scan documents from your Brother printer to your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Connect the printer to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
  2.  Open the Brother software and click on Documents & Settings.
  3. Select the Printers tab and click on Add Printer.
  4. In the Add Printer dialog box, select Brother from the Manufacturer list and click on Next.
  5. In the next window, enter the name of your Brother printer in the Name field and choose OK to continue.
  6. Select your Brother printer from the Devices list and click on Next.
  7. Click on Preferences in the next window and select the General tab to make some general settings for your Brother print job (e.g., spool size, number of pages per sheet). Click on OK to continue.

Scan a Document from a Brother Printer to a PC or Laptop:

Brother printers are known for their high-quality prints and good scanning capabilities. If you have a Brother printer and need to scan a document, there are a few simple steps you can follow.

First, make sure the printer is connected to the computer. Next, open the document you wish to scan and select “Scan” from the print menu. In the next screen, choose your Brother printer as the source and click “Start.” The printer will start scanning the document and will show progress in real time on the computer screen. Once the scan is complete, it will be saved to your computer in PDF or JPEG format.


Scanning from a Brother printer to a computer can be a bit of a challenge, but with the right tools and techniques it is possible. In this article, we will show you how to scan documents from your Brother printer using both Windows and Mac operating systems. We also provide some tips on troubleshooting common issues when scanning from a Brother printer to a computer. So whether you are new to scanning or have been doing it for years, read on for helpful advice that will make the process smoother!

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